Why you vote the way you do

Here's a simple definition of ideology: "a set of beliefs about the proper order of society and how it can be achieved." And here's the most basic of all ideological questions: Should we preserve the present order or change it?

Political theorists long assumed that people chose ideologies to further their self-interest. The rich and powerful want to preserve and conserve; the workers want to change things. But that link has been largely broken in ... Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jun. 3, 2012

Must-read essay about what shapes our politics. Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind, thinks that genes play a role, but your political outlook is also determined by six moral values that separate conservatives from liberals. Food for thought.

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by Sirajul Islam - Jun. 10, 2012

Great article! Very informative and encompassing! An encompassing article like this needs no praise. I’ll rather point out a weakness that it doesn't offer a way out.

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